Collaborative Robots

New ABB cobots unlock automation for new sectors

New ABB cobots unlock automation for new sectors

ABB is expanding its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio with the new GoFa and SWIFTI cobot families, offering higher payloads and speeds, to complement YuMi and Single Arm YuMi in ABB’s cobot line-up. These stronger, faster and more capable cobots will accelerate the company’s expansion in high-growth segments including electronics, healthcare, consumer goods, logistics and food […]

By February 24, 2021 Read More →

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Robot predicts how partner will behave

Robot predicts how partner will behave

Columbia engineers have created a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy. This “Robot Theory of Mind” could help robots get along with other robots—and humans—more intuitively. The study, conducted at Columbia Engineering’s Creative Machines Lab led by Mechanical Engineering Professor Hod Lipson, is part […]

By January 15, 2021 Read More →

Recent News

Pick and place solution ends labour-intensive process

Pick and place solution ends labour-intensive process

RARUK Automation has supplied Plymouth-based Oakmount Control Systems with a new FlexiBowl parts feeder and Shibaura Machine SCARA robot. The two automated systems are now working in unison at a customer of Oakmount, where they are feeding, picking and placing a medical product into individual plastic packaging trays. Previously performed by a human operative, the […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →
Cable management system keeps robots alive

Cable management system keeps robots alive

A leading industrial robotics supplier is continuing to breathe new life into old robots thanks to a newly designed product from Igus. Robotics company Aragon turned to Igus for control panel cable management system Iryna Geike, manager at Aragon, explained: “Innovative solutions and our customers’ safety are at the heart of all we do, but […]

By February 9, 2021 Read More →
Omron exhibits new technologies in a virtual interactive platform

Omron exhibits new technologies in a virtual interactive platform

Omron has launched a virtual exhibition that enables visitors to walk through a 360 degree virtual tour, guiding them around ‘the factory of the future’ – one in which different innovations have been introduced to increase flexibility, enhance efficiency and boost productivity. The virtual exhibition highlights, in particular, six new technologies that can be used […]

By February 9, 2021 Read More →
Reeco expands to meet demand for cobot technology

Reeco expands to meet demand for cobot technology

Collaborative robot specialist Reeco is expanding to meet the growing demand of its customers in the UK and internationally. The company is doubling the size of its premises in Newtown, Mid-Wales, from 5,500 sq. ft. to more than 11,000 sq. ft. The enlarged space will enable Reeco to have dedicated factory areas for assembly and […]

By February 9, 2021 Read More →
TM Robotics wins global electronics assembly plant contract

TM Robotics wins global electronics assembly plant contract

Shibaura Machine partner TM Robotics has won a large contract to supply a substantial number of THE600 SCARA robots to a global electronics assembly plant. The contract was given to TM Robotics’ Mexican distributor, Global Manufacturing Incorporated (GMI), which beat competitors both on price and specification. The arrangement includes the supply of the new THE600 […]

By February 8, 2021 Read More →